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California State University Fresno

Fresno, CA

California State University Fresno is a public, comprehensive university. It was founded as a Normal School in 1911, joined the state university system in 1961 and was granted university status in 1972. Its 1,410-acre campus, including the university farm, is located a few miles from downtown Fresno.

Web Sitewww.csufresno.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students20,510
   Women11,733 (57.2%)
   Men8,777 (42.8%)
Graduate Students2,669

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate59% of 18,953 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission Deadline 
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math400-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading390-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing400-500 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite16-21 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,976
Out-of-state: $32,136
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,298
Out-of-state: $17,458
Room and Board
$10,604
Average Percent of Need Met73%
Average Freshman Award$11,760
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$12,851

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
649
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 13% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 22% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Fresno Population505,882
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 17% of freshmen, 5% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBulldogs
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.9% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
47.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
24.1% White
5.1% Unknown
International Students4.2%
First-Year Students Returning83.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.21 3.33 501 496 473 22
Low 2.32 2.32 310 360 360 14
High 4.00 4.53 750 650 620 28
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Cal State Fresno's loyal and noisy fans are commonly referred to as "The Red Wave."

• Located in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, Cal State Fresno has its own 1,011-acre farm, vineyards and a winery that produces award-winning wines.

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